Can you beat the heat? Red Heat Reaper Challenge at Red Heat Tavern Fries Reporter Sam Howe


UPDATE:  Red Heat Tavern Serves Up A Scorching Hot Wing Challenge & Nightly Specials … Dirty Water TV Reporter Sam Howe tries, and fails. 

Red Heat Tavern Wings

This fall, Red Heat Tavern, with locations in Bedford and Wilmington, is turning up the heat and raising the stakes with the ultimate spice-lover’s test: The Red Heat Reaper Challenge. Every Wednesday from 3:00PM – 11:00PM, culinary daredevils are challenged to finish ten of Red Heat’s signature scorching wings in ten minutes or less, for the chance to claim Red Heat Reaper victory.

Red Heat’s signature “Reaper” wings are made with Carolina Reaper sauce, a hybrid of ghost chili pepper that is combined with other peppers to become the spiciest pepper in the world. The challenge of ten wings in ten minutes or less is $17.95 to enter, and free if completed in time.  Guests who beat the heat will also receive a signature Red Heat t-shirt. Participants must be 18+ to enter.

Dirty Water TV Reporter Sam Howe will be taking that challenge tonight at the Red Heat Tavern in Wilmington.  Stop by any time after 7pm to either see Sam crying like a baby over the hot wings or doing a victory dance with his ease in eating these scorching wings!

Can’t stand the heat but can’t say no to wings? Red Heat Tavern gives guests shy to the spice alternative options with Wicked Wing Wednesday.  From 3:00PM – 11:00PM, enjoy any wings, any style for $0.75 per wing at both locations. 

Additionally, guests can take it from wild-to-mild altogether and ease into the work week with Mac Your Mondays, a nightly special that lets guests create their own mac ‘n cheese all day Mondays, from 11:30AM – 11:00PM, and offers $2 off to any participant that posts a picture of the dish with the hashtag #RHTMAC.

Red Heat Tavern is open seven days a week, Monday – Thursday, 11:30AM – 11:00PM, Friday – Saturday, 11:30AM – 12:00AM and Sunday, 12:00PM – 10:00PM. For more information on Red Heat Tavern or to make a reservation, please visit

About Red Heat Tavern:

Since opening their doors in 2014, Red Heat Tavern has been combining innovative cooking techniques and fresh flavors to provide guests with Tavern comfort favorites.  With two locations in Bedford and Wilmington, MA their passion is fueled by fire, flavor and friends. Using local and fresh ingredients, they aim to please guests with integrity, consistency and quality in a friendly and welcoming restaurant environment. Red Heat has something for every guest, with a menu that ranges from smoked barbeque favorites to salads and wraps, accommodating gluten-free, vegetarian and any other dietary needs that a guest may have.  Fire is at the center of Red Heat’s menu, with the Josper Charcoal Broiler Oven, which creates a unique flavor profile and taste. Red Heat Tavern can also take the BBQ to the backyard, with Red Heat Catering options, for any size group.

Previous articleMid Summer Night of Fashion at ZINC Cambridge
Next articleWeek 4 NFL Picks: As usual, the joke’s on Rex Ryan
One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.